The highest open-air viewing platform in Northern Europe
The TV Tower in Tallinn, also known as Teletorn, is the highest building in Estonia. It is located a bit outside of Tallinn near the suburb Pirita which was the location of the sailing contests of the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics. The overall height of the TV Tower is 314 m (1,030 ft) above ground.
The open-air observation deck and the restaurant are the highest in Northern Europe. At a height of 170 metres (559 feet) you have a phantastic 360 degree panorama view over Tallinn, it’s surrounding area and the Gulf of Finland. On very clear days you can even see Helsinki at a distance of 80 km (50 mi).
The TV Tower was opened in 1980 just in time for the 1980 Olympic Games in the Soviet Union to provide better broadcasting and telecommunication services. After several years of renovation it was reopened in 2012 as a new tourist attraction. Apart from the outdoor terrace and the Brasserie-Restaurant it also has an indoor observation deck with a 360° window panoramic view and an interactive exhibition. If you like adrenaline you can take the Walk on the Edge for an extra 20 Euros. It allows visitors to walk along the edge of the roof of the TV Tower, secured with safety harnesses.
May – September
Monday – Sunday: 10-19
(Brasserie & restaurant: 10-23)
October – April
Wednesday – Monday: 11-18
(Brasserie & restaurant: 11-23)
24 December: closed
1 January: 12-19
Adults: € 10.00
Discount ticket (children under 5, students, pensioners): € 6.00
Family ticket (2 adults and children up to 16): € 21.00
Walk on the Edge: € 20.00
How to get to the top
The lift takes you to the top of the tower in 49 seconds. All public areas of the TV Tower are wheelchair accessible, except for the outdoor deck on the 22nd floor. If you feel like climbing up the stairs to the top you can book a group of 8 people for € 105.00.
How to get there
By public transport: From Tallinn’s city center you can take buses 34A and 38. They stop for example at the underground bus terminal below the Viru Keskus shopping mall which is next to the Sokos Hotel Viru. You can buy a ticket from the bus driver for € 2 in cash. The bus stop where you have to get off is called ‘Teletorn’. Check out the public transport timetables. Another bus line is 49 which is coming from another suburb in the North. Also the Hop-on Hop-off busses stop here. A taxi costs around € 10.00.
By car: The address of the TV Tower is ‘Kloostrimetsa tee 58 A, 11913 Tallinn’ which is around 9 km from Tallinn’s city center. There is free parking on the grounds.
Tallinna Teletorn: www.teletorn.ee